OXFORD — Casino opponents have abandoned a recount of the statewide vote allowing Maine’s first casino with both table games and slot machines in Oxford County.

The recount was requested after voters on Nov. 2 approved the statewide referendum by 4,601 votes – less than 1 percent of more than 564,000 votes cast statewide.

Dennis Bailey from Casinos NO! says casino opponents ended the recount today after there was no appreciable change with more than 20 percent of the vote tallied.

Peter Martin from Black Bear Entertainment says the company is moving forward and will submit environmental applications to the state next week.